Ferris (1262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 2011 Vintage - Bourbon, chocolate, licorice, molasses and a complexity that could have me describing this for a while. Jet black with a huge creamy brown head. Sweet vanilla bourbon, chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts. A wonderful rich mouth feel to go along with the robust flavor. It is sad that this beer doesn’t have a bigger distribution as I think it is a gem for Canada that doesn’t have enough recognition.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle, barrel aged I believe, thanks Colin. Pitch black, little head. Huge roast and alcohol aroma. Some chocolate. Taste is strong - rich chocolate, balanced but strong alcohol, lots of roast, and substantial hop bitterness. Body is oily. Finish is sharp and lingering booze and roast. Very, very good.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage - surprisingly never rated that stuff. pours inky black with a persistent dark crema head leaving a nice lacing. soy, cocoa powder and bitter chocolate, strong coffee notes - roasted acidity, dark roastiness and fruitiness - oxidized raisins, burnt caramel, hint of ashes, vanilla, nail polish, woodsy and bold resinous notes. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily, warming alcohol, bold grassy-spicy-resinous medium long finish. excellent product.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2010 Vintage. Pours opaque black with a creamy dense brown head. The aroma is deep roasted and sweet bourbon. Coffee and chocolate. Great balance. The flavor is smooth hard roasted, bitter chocolate/cocoa, vanilla, wood and coffee. It's quite dry actually. Intense dry roasted finish. Wonderful!
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anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak dusty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage courtesy of JulienHuxley. Thanks! Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium dark brown creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, citrus hops, a faint bit of smoke. The taste is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, nuts, bitter hops, faintly sweet finish. Medium bodied. Booze less than expected for the ABV. Quite nice.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/30/2011: St-Ambroise Stout Imperiale Russe... Aroma: Caramel malt, hints of licorice and molasses, just a touch of smoke and cream. Appearance: Black in color; lasting, thick brown head. Flavor: Rich, deep caramelized malt, licorice and molasses infused with some smoke; dry, roasted malt in the finish; hops have faded, but still contribute a little bit of bitterness; even a bit of vanilla and refined bourbon comes through given a chance (let it sit and breathe, agitate it a little bit too). Palate: Medium-full to full; thick, smooth, and creamy. Overall: Pleasing, good; 2nd best of the evening, but not great; gets better as it warms.
341 mL bottle (9,1 % ALC./VOL.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #254 for this beer.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks DuffMan). 2011 vintage. Looks good; a dark and mostly opaque cola with thin mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, bourbon, oak, chocolate, and roast. Good on the palate. Good beer.
desrochesb (8) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
une explosion de saveur digne d’une bonne impérial russe. Le gout vanillé prend de l’ampleur lorsqu’on la fait vieillir, si on regarde la couleur on aurait tendance à croire que la texture en bouche serait plus liquoreuse.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of oak and vanilla.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, oak and vanilla.